Definition of Gen X in English:

Gen X

Syllabification: Gen X


  • short for Generation X. Gen X entered a slow job market with a mountain of debt
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    • Part of being Gen X is not wanting to be an employee, wanting to be the boss.
    • Of course, Gen X's prosperity was heightened, in large part, by a boom economy.
    • The distance between early boomers and the later, punk end of the generation may be as vast as between Boomers and Gen X.


Gen Xer

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  • Unlike older generations, Gen Xers are more willing to mix styles.
  • It's too early to measure any Gen Xer, no matter how successful they are, without the benefit of time.
  • From our vantage point, the stereotype of the Gen Xer as "cynical" gets flipped.

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